Archive | July, 2011

Sweet Independence

6 Jul

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July! We spent ours at our lake house with the rest of the family and had a great time celebrating our great country’s independence!

The make the occasion a little more festive, I put together a red, white and blue candy buffet for the celebration…

I was able to get all the candy locally, between Dollar Tree and my local supermarket. The goodies included, red, white, and blue salt water taffy, tootsie rolls, dubble bubble gum and Nestle Crunch bars; blue and white Jelly Bellys; red licorice, Swedish Fish and Red Hots; white Life Savers; Silver Kisses and York Peppermint Patties; and red and white peppermints. My daughter and I also spent a little quality time together dipping marshmallows in melted chocolate and decorating them with red and blue sprinkles. Wowsers! There’s a lot of sugar on that little table!

The pinwheels came from the Dollar Tree store and the small flags were found in the Dollar Spot at Target. Most of the other decorations were things that have been in my stash forever, like the tablecloth, paper star garland hanging across the window and shimmering star wire laid around the table.

I made the FREEDOM banner using my Cricut and attached it to the tablecloth using re-positional tape so that it could be removed and saved for future use.

Enjoy the Party!